Quick Facts

  • Officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia
  • Official language: Khmer
  • Population: 15,708,756
  • 50% of the population is younger than 22 years of age
  • Literacy rate: 77.2%
  • Official religion: Buddhism
  • Capital and largest city: Phnom Penh, the political, economical and cultural center of Cambodia
  • The climate: wet monsoons from May to October (often causing disastrous flooding), dry monsoons from November to March.
  • UNICEF has designated Cambodia as the third most landminded country in the world.
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

 

Government in Power:

  • A multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy
  • Chief of state: King Norodom Sihamoni (since 2004)
  • Head of government: Prime Minister Hun Sen (since 1985)

 

Healthcare Statistics

  • Overall quality of health is rising
  • Life expectancy: 64.14 years
  • Maternal mortality rate: 161/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 50.04/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS rate adult prevalence rate: 0.64%
  • 74,600 living with AIDS
  • Health expenditures: 7.5% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.17 physicians/1,000 popoulation
  • Hospital bed density: 0.7 beds/1,000 population
  • Infectious disease risk: very high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, avian influenza
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

 

 

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Communications are obviously a key component in planning a trip and coordinating logistics. Depending on the country, there may be several options available. Several aspects of communication are discussed here to help you along. Cell phones – Cellular phone technology is usually an option in most countries, but varies depending on your type of carrier. To check and see […]

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